Thursday, March 05, 2015

Nigeria’s Boko Haram releases beheading video echoing Islamic State

Nigeria’s Islamist sect Boko Haram released a video showing the beheading of two men. The Video was echoing Islamic state because the militant’s thoughts they were sent to spy on them. Boko Haram first use on line posting using advance editing and graphic technique similar of footage from Islamic state.

The film was shown Monday, showing the Boko Haram standing behind the two men who were on their knee. They hand was bind up behind their back, with one militant standing over them holding a knife.

One of the militants stated to the camera that the men was paid by the authorities to spy on the militants, before the film ended it showed the decapitated bodies of the men. The film authenticity or date was possible to confirm.

This latest move is sparking concern that Boko Haram which evolved out of clerical movement. Focusing on its country, Nigeria, is expanding its scope and seeking scope and acceptance from global militants like Al Qaeda and Islamic state.

The Boko Haram have killed thousands and kidnapped hundreds in their bid to make their homeland and Islamic state. In recent months they have stepped up cross bored raids in Cameroon, chad and Niger.

Nigeria’s president said the militants are connected to Al Qaeda and it’s off shoot Islamic state, but it has not been confirmed yet.

The editing showing only the after math of beheading resembles footage from Islamic state, which has seized large part of Iraq and Syria and they killed several hostages. They showed in their footage Boko haram holding black flags.

In the film release a coupler militants stated their name and were they are from. Past Boko Haram films have showed features the leader Abubakar Shekau talking about local gripes than global Jihad. They have recently released footage showing more horrible footage of beheading


In this article I analyzed Boko Haram has been shifting from the clerical movement to make their homeland a Islamic state into the tactic of ISIS. In this article they are idolizing ISIS and are emulating their ideology, tactics, and Islamic government of their own in Africa. They are expanding their scope beyond their border and it now really has become serious because it is threating a lot of civilians and their tactics they are using against civilians such as this in this article are attracted global attention.
Tempris McCollum
7:33 p.m.

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